Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2016

Douglas County Smart Energy

Meeting Notes

January 11, 2016


After a brief update on the website and Facebook, Melanie led dis­cussion of the Rural Energy Workshop, to be held in the Ford Room of Douglas County Library from 9:00a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tentative cost is $10, with scholarships available.

Exhibit tables can be set up.


Workshop Draft Agenda

09:00am-09:30am  WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: Five minute welcome by Mayor Larry Rich or City Manager Lance Colley on Roseburg’ s energy successes with light refreshments served.

09:30am-10:00am  Jim Walls Keynote: “The Lake County Experience”, with successes and challenges of moving to renewables and energy efficiency. Followed by Q & A.

10:00am-10:30am  Energy Efficiency Case Study from local business: Ireland Trucking, Costco or Walmart. Followed by Q & A.

10:30am-10:45am  BREAK

10:45am-12:30pm  Energy Efficiency Panel: (ETO. UCAN, Enhabit, Earth · Advantage) . Each speaker has 5 minutes to tell their organization’s story and suggest possible community projects.    Followed by in-depth facilitated discussion of a community project.

12:30pm-01:15pm  Working Lunch with Breakout Groups:  Discussion of projects in greater detail, to be reported back.

01:15pm-01:30pm  Technology Discussion

01:30pm-02:30pm  Renewable Energy Panel: (Oregon Clean Energy Cooperative, Newcastle Solar, Pacific Power). Same format as Energy Efficiency Panel, with facilitated discussion.

02:30pm-02:45pm  Break

02:45pm-03:15pm  Breakout Groups: report back on project ideas

03:15pm-03:30pm  Next Steps

Melanie will email a list of potential invitees before the next meeting.  Be prepared to identify who you contact and other names to add.

The Planning Subcommittee will meet before the next meeting to prepare an invitation/information. letter for participants.

NEXT MEETING: Monday , February 8, 2016